Hosted by Karen Hawkins and Katie Morell, writers & longtime friends, this podcast explores mental health, creativity, & coping with quarantine. The goal: to help people feel less alone, share stores, & create connection.
49. The Case For Taking A Vacation Right Now
Hello, Listeners! Karen & Katie are so excited today because TOMORROW (Tuesday, July 27th) is their LIVE (on Zoom) One-Year Anniversary Show! Wanna join them? Please do - just click on the link the Instagram bio for this pod (@not_ok_pod) and purchase one ticket for your household for $25. They can't wait to see you tomorrow.
On today's show, the pair chat about their feelings about the new COVID variant news and make a strong case for taking vacation right now (even if it is just to take a prolonged lunch break and look out at some nature). The mental health benefits cannot be underestimated and both Karen and Katie discuss how recently taking time off has helped them in a myriad of ways.
Looking for some cool hiking trails in your area, or on vacay? Check out the AllTrails app - it's free to download: https://www.alltrails.com/
Have a fabulous week, and thank you for listening! xoxo
48. Coffee Talk & Intuition
On today's episode, Karen and Katie get into a deep conversation about how quitting caffeine has helped them in many aspects of their lives. They then dovetail that topic into the topic of intuition - something that is louder for both of them since quitting coffee - and discuss the importance of listening to one's deep wise voice inside.
Resources from today's episode:
- Check out the Shattered Glass podcast episode with Oprah - it is EXCELLENT: https://armchairexpertpod.com/pods/oprah-winfrey
47. Turning A Crowd Corner
Happy Monday, Listeners, and a HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE ONE AND ONLY KAREN HAWKINS! Our brilliant co-host, Karen, is celebrating another amazing year around the sun, and we couldn't be happier that she was born.
This week, Karen & Katie discuss their feelings on turning, what they call, "a crowd corner." As the world opens up, they are finding themselves more and more OK with socializing. Katie discusses her recent journey to a family wedding and then a vacation in Washington (quite a bit was involved with each trip and she goes into great detail on the ups and downs), and Karen talks about how she is regulating her entrance back into society and introduces the concept of pacing herself when newly seeing people.
Resources from this episode:
- Check out Getaway, a company that offers beautiful, digital-free cabins near many major metro areas: https://getaway.house/
- Take a peek at the tattoo artist that did Katie's most recent tattoos: https://www.instagram.com/winterstone/?hl=en
46. Big Emotions
Happy Monday, Listeners! This week, Karen and Katie are talking about how BIG EMOTIONS can creep into our minds when we least expect them and how to accept them and allow them to move through our bodies. Katie talks about a rental car meltdown she recently experienced (looking at you, Hotwire.com!), and Karen shares how framing situations as temporary often helps her calm down when feelings get heated.
Hope you all are having a good July - thanks for listening!
P.S. We are having a Live One Year Anniversary Show (on ZOOM) on Tuesday, July 27th! Tickets are $25/household and you all are invited! Snag your tickets with the link in our IG bio (@not_ok_pod) or on Katie's IG bio (@katie.i.morell).
Happy PRIDE, Everyone!
In today's episode, Karen and Katie chat about Pride weekend and the importance of the worldwide festivities every June. They also talk about the concept of pride in ourselves, and being proud for who we are at at whatever stage of life we find ourselves in.
BONUS: Karen & Katie will be hosting a LIVE SHOW to mark this podcast's one year anniversary on Tuesday, July 27th! The pair is SO excited about this and encourage everyone to purchase a ticket ($25/household) with the link on @not_ok_pod's IG and Katie's IG @katie.i.morell.
Thanks for listening!
Hello Listeners and thanks for tuning into this week's installment of Of Course I'm Not OK! Today, Karen & Katie chat about aging. They discuss Katie's recent 40th birthday - with all of it's ups and, well, not so great moments - and talk about how aging is actually a wonderful thing that they both feel grateful for (well, most of the time).
Have a good week!
Love these conversations!
I’m just now finding this podcast and LOVE IT!! Their voices, (literally and metaphorically) are just what I needed, I feel a little less not ok in just one episode, will be going through the archives!
Profound AND Laugh Out Loud Funny!
Huge gratitude to Karen and Katie for this hilarious and genuine gift of a podcast. We are all struggling and trying to make sense of this preposterous world- great to have you two validating and helping us along!
positive energy, great chemistry between the two hosts. Really enjoyed and would recommend